Area Information on Bethel Park, PA
Bethel Park is an Allegheny County community with about 32,313 residents as of the 2010 Census.
Located about 7 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, the 11.7 square mile community of Bethel Park is a fantastic place to raise a family.
Allegheny County Real Estate in Bethel Park
The area that is now known as Bethel Park was first settled around 1800.
By 1866, it had been established as Bethel Township.
On March 17, 1949, it was finally incorporated as the borough of Bethel Park.
Today, Bethel Park is a prosperous community that shares borders with:
Education in Bethel Park
Bethel Park residents are served by the Bethel Park School District,
This 12-square-mile school district served a resident population of 33,556 in 2010. Bethel Park School District is comprised of eight schools: Five elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school.
Specifically, these schools are:
- Benjamin Franklin Elementary
- Abraham Lincoln Elementary
- George Washington Elementary
- William Penn Elementary School
- Bethel Memorial Elementary School
- Neil Armstrong Middle School
- Independence Middle School
- Bethel Park High School
There are also two Roman Catholic elementary schools in the area: St. Katharine Drexel and St. Thomas More.
In 2012, Bethel Park School District ranked 41 of 498 Pennsylvania districts, based on the last 3 years of student academic achievement in reading, writing, math and science.
Things to do in Bethel Park
Bethel Park has the distinction of being home to the Pittsburgh area’s first drive-in theater, which was known as South Park Drive-In.
Other popular recreational amenities in Bethel Park include:
- South Hills Village
- Bethel Park Community Center
- South Park Wave Pool
- South Park Hundred Acres Manor
- Blade Runners
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